My week is pretty jammed working on a "secret project" for
TechRepublic. As such, I'm having trouble deciding which of these 13
to use as the basis for the Sept. 7 edition of Geek Trivia. (As to why
these 13, each of them has some hook into the workweek of Sept. 5 to
Sept. 9.) If my dozen or so loyal readers have any opinions about which
of these 13 I should focus upon, I'd love the input.
- Voyager 1
- St. Gotthard Tunnel
- The tank
- United States v. Microsoft
- Submarine Turtle
- F/A-22 Raptor
- V-2 Rocket
- Marshall Space Flight Center
- The Man Trap (Star Trek episode)
- Genesis spacecraft
- Computer bug
- Unix billennium
You'll note that each of these links to the Wikipedia, perhaps the one
true indispenable resource in my work to craft fresh Trivia every week.
Alas, the Wikimedia Foundation has grown so popular and expansive that
their hardware is straining under the weight of their traffic and
storage demands. So, like any good non-profit, they are undertaking a fundraising drive to buy better infrastructure.
I plan to donate personally, and if you want to see Geek Trivia live
long and prosper, I recommend you do the same. If you want a little
something for your trouble, there's always the Wikipedia Gift Shop.
So in summary: Vote, then donate. That is all.
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.